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    • Workers roll barrels in shadow of general store

    • General stores; Inclined planes; Laborers; Waterfronts; Barrels; City & town life; African Americans
    • Town along the river is featured with two African-American workers rolling barrels along a loading ramp. William A. Lueders General Merchandise Store, storage barn, and other buildings appear in the background. The William A. Lueders General...
    • "City of Memphis" at river landing

    • Steamboats; Bodies of water; Laborers
    • The "City of Memphis" is moored at the shore while cargo is loaded on board via a boom gangplank. Several well dressed men and women seem to be waiting to board. The tall stacks are belching black smoke in preparation for moving. Individuals are...
    • "City of Savannah"

    • Steamboats; Stern wheelers; African Americans
    • "City of Savannah," a stern wheeler steamboat, plowing through the water belching smoke through the tall stacks. Some individuals are shown on the decks. One lifeboat is visible on one of the decks.
    • Wagon with mules

    • Mules; Carts & wagons; Cotton
    • A posed picture showing six individuals in hats (three men and three women) on and beside a wagon pulled by two mules. Two of the men are wearing riverboat captain's hats. In the background there appears to be bailed cotton with at least two...
    • Passengers on deck

    • Men; Women; Clothing & dress; Steamboats
    • Six women and two men, probably passengers, are posing in front of smokestacks on the deck of a steamboat. The Texas deck can be seen at far right in the background. This steamboat is most likely the "City of Memphis."
    • Team of oxen

    • Steamboats; Ox teams; Laborers; Rivers; Farming; Bodies of water
    • A man with a hat stands next to a team of oxen. A river and a steamboat can be seen in the background. The man is standing near some wooden structures, one of which may be a barn. The name of the steamboat is the "City of Memphis."
    • Young African-American girls

    • Women; African Americans; Girls; Fences; Bonnets; Clothing & dress
    • A group of five African-American girls are gathered together near a wooden fence and wooden house. Several of the girls are smiling. A white woman in a long dress can be seen in the background walking the other way.
    • Hogs driven onto steamboat

    • African Americans; Swine; Corrals; Laborers; Agriculture
    • A group of men are gathering up hogs and guiding them up a wooden chute onto a steamboat to send them off for slaughter. Most of the men pictured are African American.
    • Women walking down the riverbank

    • African Americans; Women; Waterfronts; Steamboats; Rivers
    • A group of women are walking down the bank of a river. A steamboat can be seen docking at the river. The women are wearing long dresses and hats. The steamboat is the "City of Memphis."
    • Loading hogs onto the riverboat

    • Pulleys; African Americans; Men; Women; Children; Swine; Corrals
    • Several men are loading hogs from a chute or gangplank onto a riverboat. A pulley hoists the chute off of the bank. A corral is pictured in the background. A woman and two children, each wearing wide-brimmed hats, watch the scene from the side.
    • Oxen led to water

    • Cattle; Carts & wagons; Ox teams; Women; African Americans; Bodies of water
    • A team of yoked oxen in the foreground are led to the water's edge by their African-American handler. A group of women are seated on a wagon bed with a small building in the background.
    • Women dipping water

    • Women; Bonnets; Clothing & dress; Children; Laundry
    • Women wearing bonnets are lined up getting ready to take a cup of water from a bucket. They have their hands resting on the person's shoulders in front of them. The house in the background has a covered, attached structure sheltering a cistern. A...
    • Man peeking out of outhouse

    • Privies; Men; Ship captains
    • Mustachioed man wears captain's hat, glasses, and striped bowtie. He is visible from the chest and shoulders up and is standing inside what appears to be an outhouse or some sort of out building. The building is of crude construction, built with...
    • "Roustabouts" on deck of steamboat

    • African Americans; Waterfronts; Labor supply; Men; Laborers
    • Four African-American men relax on the deck of a riverboat. The man in front wears blue jeans, vest, coat, and boots. The man in back wears overalls and a plaid shirt. Visible in the background are stacked wooden boxes.
    • Flooded farm

    • Floods; Bodies of water; Disasters
    • Flooding river rising to homes, barns, and other outbuildings, probably on Mississippi or Tennessee Rivers. Buildings are surrounded by water and trees; their trunks are underwater

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